October 14, 2013
On Sunday, documentary filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch alleged multiple instances of police brutality at the “Million Vets March” in Washington, D.C.
According to Lynch, he and “several women” were assaulted by police during the protest.
“I had words with one cop who hit me,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Lynch said the incident happened after protesters brought barricades to the White House.
“When they got to the White House they stacked the barricades. It was wild. The police came in. They demanded we move away from the fence. But nobody was doing anything wrong? It was peaceful. However they used force. I was literally right there the entire time,” he wrote, explaining that he was protecting a boy who was being trampled by the crowd.
He emphasized the veterans and the other protesters were not violent.